Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2/5 rDev -46.5%
Got a 12pack and it took like 6 months for it to go away in my beer fridge, used a couple bottles for cooking. Just totally underwhelming. Malty, but zero hop character, totally out of balance. This beer bored me to death. By far the weakest Goose Island brew I've had. Harvest ale? I was expecting a nice Oktoberfest with this kind of name and this just did not deliver.
06-30-2008 19:01:00 | More by Chugmonkey
2.3/5 rDev -38.5%
Clear copper hue with a sticky off white head. Pungent nose. Strong nose of grapefruit. Some raisin bread touches of dark fruit and caramel, little bit of toasted grain.
Slightly soapy at first. Sour citric fruit on the tip of the tongue. Touch of banana strangely. Cinnamon raised bread with touches of caramel, some toasted grain. Very balanced and smooth but the flavors dont all meld together, layers of strangeness that aren't offensive but just dont seem to work. Full body, interesting but i just feel the flavors aren't melding properly.
09-04-2012 03:31:04 | More by jtierney89
2.38/5 rDev -36.4%
appearance: caramel color, not much/any head, foggy, thin lacing
smell: light, hoppy/cascade-y
taste: not super flavorful, taste the hops, very strong
mouthfeel: semi-dry, harsh
overall: nice color, not very bold flavor or scent
reviewed by beth
12-02-2012 23:52:42 | More by stxp
District of Columbia
2.5/5 rDev -33.2%
Date Dec. 14, 2012
Type/Style Harvest Ale
Package 12 oz Bottle
Aroma: Lemon Zest, Orange, Wheat
Body/ Texture: Medium Body, Good Mouthfeel
Aftertaste: Fruit flavors, bitter, caramel, some banana, some sweetness when warm
Overall: 2.5/5 I was very unimpressed, maybe I just had an old bottle but the beer was very bitter and was not well balanced.
12-21-2012 18:08:48 | More by SColl
2.63/5 rDev -29.7%
Poured a nice amber color and looked quite promising. Initial aroma is very hoppy and makes you say "Whoah!". Lots of citrus in the aroma as well.
Just could not get past the overwhelming grapefruit taste. Hops were there, but the grapefruit was simply too overwhelming for me. Would drink again only if I had too.
10-21-2010 00:20:49 | More by jrc64
2.65/5 rDev -29.1%
Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a small head on an amber body. Smells very sweet, maple syrup, a touch of citrus, and a bit of hop bite. Although the hoppiness wasn't too overpowering in the taste, none of the other elements could rise to the hops level, much less above it. A bit if a disappointment.
10-08-2008 19:01:46 | More by ibashmuck
2.73/5 rDev -27%
Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, deep, burnt orange coloring with a thin, filmy, off-white colored head. Aromas of pumpkin sweetness, both rich and creamy, with some very subtle spicing to accent. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg spicing that doesn't come anywhere close to cleaning this thing up. Tangy, bitter overtones throughout, with a touch of hops in the background. This beer is getting more muddled the more I drink. Unbalanced aftertaste, as well, with a roasty, spiced, and cloyingly sweet character. Slick, slightly bitter finish, but there is a filmy sweetness that lingers behind. Not good.
09-09-2012 03:38:16 | More by GarthDanielson
Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.